Turkey Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole course with watered bluegrass fairways and bent grass greens. There are four sets of tees ranging from 4597 yards to over 6200 yards (par 70). There is also a 300+ yard driving range available, which has natural grass tees when weather permits.
For more information about each hole on the course, click on the hole number on the map at right, or select the hole number from the list on the left. The yardage from the various tee boxes and a description written by the course’s designer are included with the map for each hole.
HOLE NO. 1, PAR 4
The opening hole allows the golfer to limber his muscles a bit. The relative shortness of the hole will be made even shorter by the prevailing south winds. An accurately placed tee shot (not long but accurate) either to the left or right of the two existing trees in the fairway, is the key to playing this hole successfully. A drive over the water and to the left will give the player a much easier approach to the green, but requires a more skillful drive. The player who decides to play safe and hit to the right then must carry the bunker in front of the green. The green is relatively small and is longer with an approach from the left. The two fairway bunkers help to locate the landing area and discourage playing too far to the right.
HOLE NO. 2, PAR 3
The first par 3 is short and plays downwind. The three lobed green allows it to play differently each day depending on the pin position. The right lobe is the tightest and most closely guarded because its approach requires less carry over the water. The bunkers in front and back require the golfer to closely check the wind before choosing a club.
HOLE NO. 3, PAR 4
Playing relatively easy and wide open, this par 4 requires only a decent tee shot and a good approach for birdie possibilities. Be careful, though, of the out-of-bounds to the right of the fairway and directly behind the green. The green is fairly large and undulating. With the gently rolling putting surface the only penalty will be a long putt.
HOLE NO. 4, PAR 4
This long par 4 dogleg right will play even longer into the wind. The tee shot requires a carry over the pond with a wide open landing area on the other side. The pond shouldn’t come into play and is there mainly for psychological reasons. A well placed drive should allow for an easy approach to the green. Bunkers to the left and right and water immediately behind the green will catch any stray shots.
HOLE NO. 5, PAR 4
This par 4 parallels Turkey Creek and plays with a slight dogleg to the right. Getting “to” the green should be no problem, however, getting “on” the green could be because of its small size. Existing trees surround this hole giving the golfer a feeling of enclosure, and providing a nice backdrop for the green.
HOLE NO. 6, PAR 3
This relatively long par 3 requires a carry over water to a long narrow green. The green is two tiered and is closely guarded by bunkers to the right and back. A short tee shot into the wind will ultimately fall into the water, so club selection is vital and will change as the prevailing head winds change.
HOLE NO. 7, PAR 4
Cutting the dogleg will not help on this par 4. A large waste bunker separates it from no. 8 fairway and discourages any crossover. The crosswind from the left will help push the ball to the right. The bunker in front of the green discourages any short running shots. A nice high arching accurate approach will promote birdie possibilities.
HOLE NO. 8, PAR 4
A nice easy drive and a cool 5 or 6 iron would be the ideal way to play this dogleg right, relatively open hole. Be careful slicing too far to the right as the out-of-bounds exists near the treatment plant border. Any tee shot to the left will be caught in the fairway waste bunker. The small green requires an accurate approach shot.
HOLE NO. 9, PAR 5
To have any chance to reach the green in two on this par 5, you must hug the trees along the creek on your drive. Any shot landing too far left requires a layup near the bottleneck to the green. The area left of the green is wide open to accept any stray shots over the trees. The green is realtively large and two tiered.
HOLE NO. 10, PAR 4
There’s no advantage here if you try to cut the dogleg to shorten the hole. The large fairway bunker and two traps to the right of the green help to ensure this. Play it to the left center of the fairway and approach much easier, with an open shot to the long part of the green.
HOLE NO. 11, PAR 4
This dogleg left plays much the same as the previous hole. Be careful when trying to cut the dogleg as the out-of-bounds looms nearby. Existing trees frame the views to the green, which is undulating and is characterized with a large berm along the front edge to discourage any poorly shot rolling approaches.
HOLE NO. 12, PAR 3
Don’t let the beauty of this hole fool you. The large green is surrounded on three sides by water, and requires a very accurate tee shot through the trees. The green is very large, with the right lobe providing the most difficult pin placement. Three puts may be an often occurance on this green.
HOLE NO. 13, PAR 4
A decent tee shot and a good carry over the creek in front of the green is the key here. Existing trees surround the green and will cause problems for the stray shot. Fairway bunkers and trees help psychologically to keep the golfer left.
HOLE NO. 14, PAR 4
The elevated tees give an excellent view and a little extra carry on this dogleg left par 4. Be careful choosing a club off the tee though, because a strong tailwind and too long a shot may find the water. Trees on the left guard against the cut, but the daring golfer may decide to go for it.
HOLE NO. 15, PAR 3
In contrast to no. 12, this par 3 has a very small green. The three traps surrounding this hole guard against the wrong club selection. Be sure of your putt once on the green, it is tricky and hard to read. The elevated tee gives a nice view of the hole.
HOLE NO. 16, PAR 4
This long par 4 is made even longer by the prevailing headwinds on the approach shot. It is best to hit a nice long draw off the tee to be in optimum position to go for the green. This one will separate the men from the boys. The winding creek and existing trees make this hole visually pleasing.
HOLE NO. 17, PAR 4
Choose your strategy and hope for the best on this hole. Carry the water and play the dogleg and you get a lot of green to work with and a clear approach shot. Play it to the left, and cut the dogleg and you get a shorter approach shot. However, it must be placed carefully through the trees, over the traps, and onto the short part of the green. Make up your mind and enjoy!
HOLE NO. 18, PAR 5
The narrow fairway only widens at the landing areas on this, the finishing hole. Length is not the key here, but rather accuracy. The green is unguarded and can be reached in two if the wind is right and the approach is adequate. Play it right and go to the club confident after finishing the day with a birdie or even an eagle!